James Bell (editor) - Black Star
Uncovers the history of the black stars of film and television, exploring a legacy that stretches from the long-forgotten figures of the early years of cinema to the global megastars of today, and from the ongoing fight against racism and the prejudice to the flash bulbs of the red carpet.
Nice format, 26 by 20 cm, paperback, and 180 pages of lavishly illustrated essays, including:
Who’s the man? Black Masculinity and Stardom by Steven W. Thrasher
Burning Illusions: Black British Film Stardom by Ashley Clark
Dark and Lovely: Black Star Beauty by Tega Okiti
All Eyes on Them: Hip-Hop Film Stars by Jacqueline Springer
The Persistence of the Stereotype by James Baldwin with Horace Ove
Music Star. Movie Star. Super Star? by Arthur Knight Sisters Act:
Black Women in Hollywood by Mia Mask
Edited by James Bell, published in 2016.